Weekends at cottage offers a good change for taking photographs of nature and this spring I took a bit closer look in what is going on in my garden.
I have one extreme macro lens which, due to its limitations, most of the time of a year collects dust in a drawer. The lens is capable of taking pictures of small objects/models that are only up to 15cm away (approximately) from the lens front element. The lens is Canon's MP-E65 which is capable of magnifications of up to 5:1x. So, as I've spent a lot of money for the lens and macro flash, I decided to use it for the purpose it was acquired for.
A close look at the uncut grass and... there it is, the macro world. A bit higher, on the bush leaves you may find beautiful colorful and hairy pests / caterpillars.... [ Read more...